Big Inning Dooms Lady 'Hounds
Woodlawn scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a 2-2 tie and went on to defeat Marmaduke, 7-2, ousting the Lady Greyhounds from the Class 2A State Softball Tournament Friday afternoon at Marked Tree.
The Lady Bears began their winning rally when Lily Henderson blooped a soft single into left field. Addison Adair drew a walk, and when Katie Donaldson reached on a fielder's choice, Woodlawn had the bases loaded with no outs. Amber Helms broke the tie with a sacrifice fly, scoring Henderson. A walk to Madisyn Stewart loaded the bases once again, bringing Jordan Wylie to the plate. The Woodlawn centerfielder smashed a single up the middle, scoring two more runs, giving the Lady Bears a 5-2 lead. Back to back singles by Drew Stitt and Laynie Nelson tacked on two insurance tallies, increasing the Woodlawn advantage to 7-2.
Henderson, who picked up the win, shut down Marmaduke in the top of the seventh to preserve the victory. Henderson went the distance, allowing two earned runs on five hits. The right hander fanned five and didn't walk a batter.
Marmaduke took a 2-0 lead in the top of the fourth when April Kennedy and Jordan Mays belted back to back doubles to put runners at second and third. Kaitlyn Gilliam followed with the Lady Greyhounds' third two-bagger of the inning, scoring both Kennedy and Mays.
Woodlawn evened things up in their half of the fourth with the help of a pair of Lady Greyhound errors.
Tiffany Traywick pitched six innings for Marmaduke and absorbed the loss. Traywick allowed five hits and five earned runs. The senior right hander struck out one, walked five and hit two batters.
Gilliam led the Lady Greyhounds with two hits and two RBI while Kennedy, Mays and Tabitha Hyten all added one hit each.